Readers Respond: Does Outsourcing Create a Social Obligation?
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "A Social Obligation."Certainly, taking care of our own is very important, but I do believe that private initiatives are more effective than governmental ones (Stan Gibsons Outsourcing & Services, "A Social Obligation," July 18). There is no need to raise taxes or roll back those levied on the so-called "rich." If Bill Clinton [who spoke to these issues at the fifth annual Information Privacy Forum,] feels strongly about this issue and is willing to pay, he is more than welcome to do so out of his own pocket.
There is no prohibition against people privately funding initiatives. There is a certain amount of hypocrisy when rich politicians insist on putting their hands in our pockets for everything.